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Learning Through Play with Technology!

According to John Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer, The LEGO Foundation, “Creating a playful learning environment with technology can tap into children’s natural ability to learn through play – and develop the rapid learning skills essential today.” In his article for the World Economic Forum Goodwin argues that structured play, when guided or supported by adults or peers can be a significant contributor to the development of critical 21st century skills such as Problem Solving, Creativity, Collaboration and other inter-personal skills. The David Lear Sulman Fund is an advocate for the development of MakerSpaces that allow for more open-ended and playful learning activities with a variety of technological tools. Read the article to learn more about the playful use of technology in and out of school.